Pittsburgh Penguins win Stanley Cup on NBC

Pittsburgh Penguins win Stanley Cup on NBC

Ross Houston
June 23, 2017

A 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators Sunday night clinched a second consecutive Stanley Cup title for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Penguins captain has earned three Stanley Cups, two Olympic gold medals, a World Cup title, a world championship and world junior title.

The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and follow a similar route to parades following the 2009 and 2016 championships, along Grant Street and Boulevard of the Allies. The Chicago Blackhawks. However, the Pens are the first team to repeat as champions since the '97-'98 Detroit Red Wings.

Other details were still being finalized Monday and will be announced later.

The six-game 2017 Stanley Cup Final featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators gained almost 20% in viewership over last year's event - also a six game final.

Another great postseason from Sidney Crosby earned him the Conn Smythe Trophy as most valuable playoff performer for the second year in a row.

Earlier, Nashville had appeared to score early in the second period when Colton Sissons jabbed the puck home off a rebound.

Penguins' owner Mario Lemieux to McGuire: "It never gets old to win the Cup, but this one was a tough one". "He was our leader and picked up the team when we needed it".

And then there's Nashville, which made an incredible playoff run and has won the respect from a ton of hockey fans for their talent and the passion in that city.

"We've got a collection of guys who understand what it takes to win", Crosby said.

Both Nashville's Pekka Rinne and the Penguins Murray had been good at times during this series, but never in the same game. Murray is the first goalie with two shutouts in one Cup Final since Boston's Tim Thomas and Vancouver's Roberto Luongo had two apiece in 2011.

The Boston University product finished with four goals and three assists in 21 playoff games, including two goals in Game 1 of the Cup Final.

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